Channel Nine cricket commentator Mark Nicholas’ ongoing illness has forced him to take extended leave.
Nicholas was rushed from the MCG via ambulance due of stomach pain on the first day of the Boxing Day Test.
He rested on day two and commenced Wednesday's call before falling ill again and being rushed back to hospital.
“Mark is taking leave to resolve his health issues,” a Nine spokesperson said on Thursday morning.
“He wants to thank everyone again for their kind wishes and continued support.”